What is the movie Bessie about?
Considering this, where was Bessie filmed?
HBO Films' "Bessie," shot almost entirely in Georgia, pumped more than $16 million into the state's economy, HBO announced April 30. The production employed nearly 1,700 local cast and crew and filmed in 27 locations, including in Covington, Conyers, Marietta, Woodstock and Duluth, Ga.
Likewise, when did Jack Gee die? 1973
Also to know, did Bessie Smith get stabbed?
The Empress of the Blues was also known for her rather colorful personality and lifestyle. She once survived a stabbing after a performance in her hometown of Chattanooga, chasing after her attacker with the knife still in her chest, then getting herself to the hospital and still not missing the next night's show.
What happened to Bessie Smith mother?
Bessie Smith was born into poverty in Chattanooga, Tennessee, one of seven children of William and Laura Smith. Her father was a Baptist minister and a laborer. Her father died soon after her birth and her mother and two of her brothers died by the time she was eight or nine.